Affordable Vermont health insurance

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Vermont health insurance

A guide to finding health insurance in the Green Mountain State

vermont guide to health insurance

Vermont is #1: it's the nation's healthiest state according to the 2012 America's Health Rankings® by the United Health Foundation.

The good news:

  • Vermont has a low uninsured rate and a high level of public health funding.
  • Nearly nine in ten students completes high school in four years.

Room for improvement:

  • Vermont ranks below the mid-point for binge drinking (27th) and cancer deaths (28th).
  • The infant mortality rate jumped by 12 percent from 2011 to 2012, rising from 4.8 to 5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Vermont's best and worst category rankings:

  • Infectious Disease – 1st
  • Geographic Disparity – 1st
  • High School Graduation Rate – 2nd
  • Low Birth Weight – 2nd
  • Premature Death – 2nd
  • Cancer Deaths – 28th

For more details see the United Health Foundation’s latest findings on Vermont.

Trust for America’s Health is another source for key Vermont health quality findings.

In addition, 2010’s federal health reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), included the creation of a prevention fund to provide more than $16 billion over the next 10 years to invest in effective, proven prevention efforts, like childhood obesity prevention and tobacco cessation, and the site has a report on how it impacts Vermont here.

Get local health results

State snapshot too large? Get county-by-county health rankings for Vermont, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.

Does Vermont have
a health insurance high risk pool?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In 2010, Vermont started offering health care insurance coverage to residents through the federally established temporary high-risk pool program. Learn about eligibility here.

Rapidly becoming obsolete as state health insurance exchanges prepare to open, risk pools were state-sponsored programs that helped people who could afford to buy health insurance, but were not able to get underwritten in the private market because of a pre-existing health condition.

Programs varied significantly from state to state in price, benefits and number of people served. Often insurance companies doing business in the state were required to contribute to the pool to keep it in the black.

In the best cases, they allowed people to be able to switch jobs or become self-employed without the fear of losing their health insurance coverage. Read more about risk pools here.

More Vermont resources

Vermont state health insurance exchange

Vermont’s exchange

Find out what your state’s health insurance exchange will look like.


$2.35 million to 4,636 families

Insurance companies were forced to return an average of $807 per Vermont family in 2012.


Find out how your member of the Vermont Congressional delegation voted on health care.

VT state government resources

Department for Children & Families, health insurance programs

The State of Vermont offers free and low-cost health care programs under the umbrella of Green Mountain…

Vermont: filing a complaint about an insurance company

The Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration’s Consumer Services section — help for consumers who would like to file  a complaint about an insurance…

Vermont’s health care reform

The place to go to find out how America’s most progressive state is implementing health care reform, both the Affordable Care Act and its own single-payer health care…

VT advocacy resources

Vermont for Single Payer

Vermont for Single Payer is the primary campaign of Vermont Health Care For All (VTHCA) and is overseen by the Board of that organization. VTHCA, a Vermont non-profit corporation (501(c) 3), was established in 2003 with the purpose of educating the…

Vermont health insurance companies

BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont

Health insurance for VT individuals

Resources for those individuals seeking health care insurance in Vermont. If you are looking for Vermont Medicare, visit our site for health insurance over 65.